There are many gadgets that have been introduced in the market this year. Some are truly groundbreaking, whereas some hardly matched the hype they created. This article takes a look at few of the best-selling devices of this year.
The year 2017 was one of the most exciting years for gadget freaks, as it witnessed a barrage of new play toys being announced for all the geeks.
Top Gadgets This Year
Technology today focuses on providing up-to-date features, be it in computers, electronics, or the Internet. Take a look at some of the leading mobile phones, e-readers, smart televisions, smartwatches, gaming consoles, and digital cameras that are hugely popular amongst the masses.
|Gaming Consoles||Xbox One X|
|Television||LG C7 OLED Series|
|E-book Reader||Kindle Oasis|
|Smartwatch||Apple Watch 3|
This list is a subjective preference, but market trends also indicate that they were some of the most sought-after gadgets for 2018.
Smartphones- Google Pixel 2 XL
Taking the legacy of its predecessor forward, the new Google Pixel 2 XL is every bit cut out for the task. At the heart of this beast is Octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4 GB RAM. It has the latest android OS Oreo and battery of 3520 mAh. For capturing images, it packs a 12.2 MP rear-camera, and a 8 MP front-facing camera. All in all, the Pixel 2 XL sets the benchmark for the best hardware and software on a mobile device on the market today.
Runner ups: iPhone X, OnePlus 5T
Why XBOX have a green logo? It’s because the designer had only green marker pen at that moment.
Best Gaming Consoles- Xbox One X
This is the gadget to possess for all you gaming enthusiasts out there. The 4K HDR gaming! Inbuilt 4K Blu-ray player! Full HD 1080p experience! Xbox One X has everything what a gamer wants! It is equipped with octa-core AMD processor clocked at 2.3GHz with 12GB of GDDR5 RAM, which enhances your gaming experience, making you never want to stop playing. It’s a bit pricey, but if you can afford it, Xbox One X is the best console yet.
Runner up: PS4 Pro.
Best DSLR- Nikon D850
This is what you get when high resolution and fast speed comes together. Nikon D850 gives 45.7 megapixel output. You can click photographs at 9 fps in continuous mode and shoot videos in 4K UHD. It caters the ISO range of 64-25,600 and expandable to 102,400, so low light won’t be a problem. It has EXPEED 5 image-processing engine and display of 3.2 inch tilting touchscreen. It supports WiFi & Bluetooth along with inbuilt GPS.
Runner ups: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Sony Alpha a99 II
Best Television- LG C7 OLED Series
This year’s LG OLED C7 is one of the best lookers among all TVs in the market today. It comes with two choices for screen- 55-inch and 66-inch, along with some of the deepest blacks on an LED screen makes watching movies an absolute treat. It doesn’t provide a curved surface or 3D facility, but it satisfies with its contrast rich pictures, best operating system, and brightness & light control.
Runner up: Sony XBR-Z9D Series, LG Signature Series W7 OLED
E-book Reader- Kindle Oasis (2nd Generation)
Kindle finally launched a waterproof E-reader in 2017 and it is by far the best dedicated e-book readers in the market today. The large 7″ screen, 1680 × 1264 resolution with a pixel density of 300ppi makes reading books a real treat. At just 6.8 oz (194 g) it is extremely light, and has a very slim profile, with a thickness of 3.4 mm. It supports a range of media files, and has a marathon battery life of up to 6 weeks.
Runner up: Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage.
Best Smartwatch- Apple Watch 3
Apple launched its new model of smartwatch this year, Apple Watch 3. Are you a delighted user of Apple Watch 2, you’ll probably ask what’s the difference between these successive models. Well, Apple hadn’t changed the look, but the innards are the best in the world. It has watchOS 4 upgrade, a faster dual core processor and, equipped with our beloved Siri. Talking to Siri is much useful when you’re driving.
Runner up: SAMSUNG Gear sport, LG Watch Sport
Upcoming year promises to bring in even more goodies, with most major companies set to launch their products. For a geek, there couldn’t have been a better time to be around! Cheers.